The Localism Bill - A Radical New Approach

The Localism Bill

Planning Bulletin Special Edition, December 2010: The Localism Bill - A Radical New Approach.

The Hogan Lovells Planning Bulletin, Special Edition, December 2010: The Localism Bill - A Radical New Approach considers the publication, on 13 December, of the Localism Bill, the Coalition Government's radical proposal for reform of the planning system.

The Bulletin analyses, and consider the implications of, the following:

  • Neighbourhood Planning - Neighbourhood Forums, Neighbourhood Development Orders, Neighbourhood Development Plans, Community Right to Build Orders, and more…
  • The development plan system - the abolition of regional strategies, the new duty to cooperate, local development schemes and inspectors' reports.
  • Local governance - a new general power of competence, the Community Right to Challenge, protecting assets of community value, local referendums, directly elected mayors, standards and other measures.
  • The rest of the Bill - what's in and what's not?  The Community Infrastructure Levy, national infrastructure planning, pre-application consultation, planning enforcement orders and other enforcement provisions, predetermination, social housing, the New Homes Bonus, the presumption in favour of sustainable development and a national policy framework, and changes to the appeals regime.

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